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DIMEV 5630
Thine father was a bond man
High birth is of no value — one quatrain in a sermon
Subjects: sermons, verse in; vanity, against worldly
Versification: — four-line — aabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Lat. theol. d.1 (SC 29746), f. 174
Transcription:
þin ffadere was a bond mand
þin moder curtesye non can
Euery beste þat leuyth now
Is of more fredam þan woe
Editions:
Fletcher, Alan J. “Selected Verses from Bodleian Library MS Lat. Th. D.1.” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 90 (1989): 163-6: 164.